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Storgata 55, N-0182 Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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3509 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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I was not impressed with the setup of this hostel versus others I have stayed in. Having a bathroom and shower in each room is good, but to cook you need to check out a set of dishes, most of which do not even have a cutting knife of board. It seems red oculus to have to cook dinner and breakfast when room mates may still be sleeping, also awkward to cook in the bed room. The location seems good, easy walk to the train station and right along the river that runs through oslo


Overly unimpressed with this Hostel especially for the price. Rooms and washrooms were unclean and power points in the rooms did not work.


Great hostel, shared rooms are big and clean. The shower is amazing, good temperature and pressure (not many hostels have good showers). The only bad thing is the street is a bit doggy at night time, but the location is excellent, only 10min walking from the main street and central station. Totally recomended!


I felt this hostel offered you absolutely nothing. They fail at creating a homely/fun environment and it just made me think these people have never travelled or lived in Hostels. But... The hostel itself is fine, but there's no atmosphere at the place and most of the people staying there are just immigrants trying to find work. Loved the city, but the hostel had nothing to do with that.


For the amount you pay it is a terrible hostel. You get nickel and dime'd for everything. Want bed sheets? 8 dollars extra. Want to use your kitchen? You have to pay for any type of silverware or dish use. Want a locker? That'll be extra, and requires a specific type of lock that they'll be happy to give you for an additional ten dollars. Just really unpleasant. Sure its norway, it'll be pricey, but this was like the most guest-unfriendly place I have stayed in Europe.

  • 24th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Good location but we needed better directions as was difficult to find. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


No lockers in the rooms and the rooms are VERY warm. The staff are not super helpful - when I asked if they knew how to get to a certain airport their answer was to say 'maybe there is a train' & to look up a website. Atmosphere is average but location is good. I'd stay here again but it's far from amazing


This place was cheap. I can think of no other redeeming features.


Extremely disappointing stay


no activitis


My room mate had her laptop stolen from her pack in our dorm as the cleaner of the hostel had left both the door to the dorms and our dorm room wide open. Someone was then able to access our dorm and steal the computer while the cleaner was still in the room. There were no lockers in the dorms and it was a possibility that the cleaner knew the thief. The receptionist wasn't particularly helpful when we went to report the incident. Not the best hostel experience unfortunately.

  • 10th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Great place to stay. Disappointing there are no communal cooking facilities - it's very disturbing to have to cook in the dorm room while others are sleeping. It also detracts from the communal feeling of staying in a hostel. Regardless, would stay here again. Very clean, and very comfortable beds with ample power-points for charging your phone etc.


Good Hostel, not particularly friendly but nice and clean; quite expensive like all the city


The Hostel is a decent price for location and is clean enough. However, it is geared more towards a single traveler who is sight seeing not some one who wants to meet people while your there, the setup does not facilitate that very much. Plus the atmosphere for that is not there. The Rooms are clean enough and it does have a small kitchen in each room with a stove and sink, I was in the 4 bed dorm. Bang for buck not bad. Staff could be happier, they are polite though.

  • 4th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Fire alarm went off in the early hours on the morning BOTH nights I stayed there. Fair to say I wasn't overly impressed.


Good place clean and tidy... It's close everything... The staffs are very friendly and helpful..


Nice hostel, location is a little remote from city center and train station but once you get to know Oslo it's quite convinient to find (bus and tram stop right out of the door). Staff works 24/7 even during Xmas and new year which is extra nice for holiday travellers. Rooms are warm enough even during winter and facilities are handy.


The hostel is in quite a dodgy area with prostitutes and drug dealers (we have been offered heroin). There are no lockers in the rooms, no common kitchen and the kitchenette (which is really very basic) in the room is too small if there are actually 8 people in the room. It was freezing cold in our room and in the lobby and we all got ill; internet in the rooms is basically not existent, there is no living room, only the lobby which was quite chilly, some staff do not speak English.


The location of the hostel is ok, though it tends to be on the other side of downtown. The public space is poorly designed and the furniture appears to a bit dusty. The biggest problem is the shower, which drowns the whole bathroom every time. The socket is not close to the bed.

  • 27th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


you pay for the price, pretty average. the lobby atmosphere was good and people stay there till late to talk and very friendly.

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